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  1. Monitoring and managing carbon stocks in forested ecosystems requires accurate and repeatable quantification of the spatial distribution of wood volume at landscape to regional scales. Grid-based forest invent...

    Authors: Shaun R. Levick, Dominik Hessenmöller and E-Detlef Schulze

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:7

    Content type: Research

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  2. The recent inclusion of the cocoa sector as an option for carbon storage necessitates the need to quantify the C stocks in cocoa systems of Ghana.

    Authors: Askia M. Mohammed, James S. Robinson, David Midmore and Anne Verhoef

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:6

    Content type: Research

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  3. According to the post-2012 rules under the Kyoto protocol, developed countries that are signatories to the protocol have to estimate and report the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals from forest manag...

    Authors: Roberto Pilli, Giacomo Grassi, Werner A. Kurz, Raúl Abad Viñas and Nuria Hue Guerrero

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:5

    Content type: Research

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  4. The focus of REDD+ is sensu stricto on maintaining forest carbon stocks. We extend the scope of sustainable management of forest from forests to timber utilization, and study carbon offsets resulting from the ...

    Authors: Tunggul Butarbutar, Michael Köhl and Prem Raj Neupane

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:4

    Content type: Research

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  5. Spatially explicit forest carbon (C) monitoring aids conservation and climate change mitigation efforts, yet few approaches have been developed specifically for the highly heterogeneous landscapes of oceanic i...

    Authors: Gregory P. Asner, Sinan Sousan, David E. Knapp, Paul C. Selmants, Roberta E. Martin, R. Flint Hughes and Christian P. Giardina

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:1

    Content type: Research

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  6. Remote sensing products can provide regular and consistent observations of the Earth´s surface to monitor and understand the condition and change of forest ecosystems and to inform estimates of terrestrial car...

    Authors: Vanessa S. Mascorro, Nicholas C. Coops, Werner A. Kurz and Marcela Olguín

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:30

    Content type: Research

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  7. Participatory forest monitoring has been promoted as a means to engage local forest-dependent communities in concrete climate mitigation activities as it brings a sense of ownership to the communities and henc...

    Authors: Virpi Junttila, Basanta Gautam, Bhaskar Singh Karky, Almasi Maguya, Katri Tegel, Tuomo Kauranne, Katja Gunia, Jarno Hämäläinen, Petri Latva-Käyrä, Ekaterina Nikolaeva and Jussi Peuhkurinen

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:29

    Content type: Research

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  8. Airborne laser scanning (ALS) has emerged as one of the most promising remote sensing technologies for estimating aboveground biomass (AGB) in forests. Use of ALS data in area-based forest inventories relies o...

    Authors: Ernest William Mauya, Liviu Theodor Ene, Ole Martin Bollandsås, Terje Gobakken, Erik Næsset, Rogers Ernest Malimbwi and Eliakimu Zahabu

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:28

    Content type: Methodology

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  9. The success of satellites in mapping deforestation has been invaluable for improving our understanding of the impacts and nature of land cover change and carbon balance. However, current satellite approaches ...

    Authors: T. C. Hill, C. M. Ryan and M. Williams

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:27

    Content type: Methodology

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  10. Net carbon sinks capable of avoiding dangerous perturbation of the climate system and preventing ocean acidification have been identified, but they are likely to be limited by resource constraints (Nature 463:...

    Authors: Brian J. Walsh, Felicjan Rydzak, Amanda Palazzo, Florian Kraxner, Mario Herrero, Peer M. Schenk, Philippe Ciais, Ivan A. Janssens, Josep Peñuelas, Anneliese Niederl-Schmidinger and Michael Obersteiner

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:26

    Content type: Research

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  11. Accounting for carbon gains and losses in young-growth forests is a key part of carbon assessments. A common silvicultural practice in young forests is thinning to increase the growth rate of residual trees. H...

    Authors: David V. D’Amore, Kiva L. Oken, Paul A. Herendeen, E. Ashley Steel and Paul E. Hennon

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:25

    Content type: Research

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  12. Efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in tropical Asia require accurate high-resolution mapping of forest carbon stocks and predictions of their likely future variation. Here we...

    Authors: Rajesh Bahadur Thapa, Takeshi Motohka, Manabu Watanabe and Masanobu Shimada

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:23

    Content type: Research

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  13. In West Africa, natural ecosystems such as woodlands are the main source for energy, building poles and livestock fodder. They probably behave like net carbon sinks, but there are only few studies focusing on ...

    Authors: Expedit Evariste Ago, Dominique Serça, Euloge Kossi Agbossou, Sylvie Galle and Marc Aubinet

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:22

    Content type: Research

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  14. Biomass and carbon estimation has become a priority in national and regional forest inventories. Biomass of individual trees is estimated using biomass equations. A covariance matrix for the parameters in a bi...

    Authors: Steen Magnussen and Oswaldo Ismael Carillo Negrete

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:21

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. Refined estimation of carbon (C) stocks within forest ecosystems is a critical component of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the effects of projected climate change through forest C mana...

    Authors: Matthew B. Russell, Grant M. Domke, Christopher W. Woodall and Anthony W. D’Amato

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:20

    Content type: Research

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  16. Continental-scale aboveground biomass maps are increasingly available, but their estimates vary widely, particularly at high resolution. A comprehensive understanding of map discrepancies is required to improv...

    Authors: Wenli Huang, Anu Swatantran, Kristofer Johnson, Laura Duncanson, Hao Tang, Jarlath O’Neil Dunne, George Hurtt and Ralph Dubayah

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:19

    Content type: Research

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  17. Anthropogenic uses of fire play a key role in regulating fire regimes in African savannas. These fires contribute the highest proportion of the globally burned area, substantial biomass burning emissions and t...

    Authors: Beatrice Tarimo, Øystein B Dick, Terje Gobakken and Ørjan Totland

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:18

    Content type: Research

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  18. In the lower Mekong Basin and coastal zones of Southern Vietnam, forests dominated by the genus Melaleuca have two notable features: most have been substantially disturbed by human activity and can now be conside...

    Authors: Da B Tran, Tho V Hoang and Paul Dargusch

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:15

    Content type: Research

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  19. REDD+ implementation requires establishment of a system for measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of forest carbon changes. A challenge for MRV is the lack of satellite based methods that can track not o...

    Authors: Svein Solberg, Belachew Gizachew, Erik Næsset, Terje Gobakken, Ole Martin Bollandsås, Ernest William Mauya, Håkan Olsson, Rogers Malimbwi and Eliakimu Zahabu

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:14

    Content type: Research

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  20. At the 15th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Copenhagen, 2009, harvested wood products were identified as an additional carbon pool. This modification eliminates inconsisten...

    Authors: Marcus Knauf, Michael Köhl, Volker Mues, Konstantin Olschofsky and Arno Frühwald

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:13

    Content type: Research

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  21. Disturbance is a key influence on forest carbon dynamics, but the complexity of spatial and temporal patterns in forest disturbance makes it difficult to quantify their impacts on carbon flux over broad spatia...

    Authors: David P Turner, William D Ritts, Robert E Kennedy, Andrew N Gray and Zhiqiang Yang

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:12

    Content type: Research

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  22. Implementing REDD+ renders the development of a measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) system necessary to monitor carbon stock changes. MRV systems generally apply a combination of remote sensing techn...

    Authors: Michael Köhl, Charles T Scott, Andrew J Lister, Inez Demon and Daniel Plugge

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:11

    Content type: Methodology

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  23. Airborne laser scanning (ALS) has recently emerged as a promising tool to acquire auxiliary information for improving aboveground biomass (AGB) estimation in sample-based forest inventories. Under design-based...

    Authors: Ernest William Mauya, Endre Hofstad Hansen, Terje Gobakken, Ole Martin Bollandsås, Rogers Ernest Malimbwi and Erik Næsset

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:10

    Content type: Research

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  24. National and regional aboveground biomass (AGB) estimates are generally computed based on standing stem volume estimates from forest inventories and default biomass expansion factors (BEFs). AGB estimates are ...

    Authors: Tarquinio Mateus Magalhães and Thomas Seifert

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  25. Climate change and the concurrent change in wildfire events and land use comprehensively affect carbon dynamics in both spatial and temporal dimensions. The purpose of this study was to project the spatial and...

    Authors: Shengli Huang, Shuguang Liu, Jinxun Liu, Devendra Dahal, Claudia Young, Brian Davis, Terry L Sohl, Todd J Hawbaker, Ben Sleeter and Zhiliang Zhu

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:7

    Content type: Research

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  26. The new rules for the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry sector under the Kyoto Protocol recognized the importance of Harvested Wood Products (HWP) in climate change mitigation. We used the Tier 2 method p...

    Authors: Roberto Pilli, Giulia Fiorese and Giacomo Grassi

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:6

    Content type: Research

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  27. Conservation and monitoring of tropical forests requires accurate information on their extent and change dynamics. Cloud cover, sensor errors and technical barriers associated with satellite remote sensing dat...

    Authors: Florian Reimer, Gregory P Asner and Shijo Joseph

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:5

    Content type: Research

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  28. Carbon stocks and fluxes in tropical forests remain large sources of uncertainty in the global carbon budget. Airborne lidar remote sensing is a powerful tool for estimating aboveground biomass, provided that ...

    Authors: Veronika Leitold, Michael Keller, Douglas C Morton, Bruce D Cook and Yosio E Shimabukuro

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:3

    Content type: Research

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  29. Estuarine plumes are frequently under strong influence of land-derived inputs of organic matter. These plumes have characteristic physical and chemical conditions, and their morphology and extent in the coasta...

    Authors: Ana P Oliveira, Marcos D Mateus, Graça Cabeçadas and Ramiro Neves

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:2

    Content type: Research

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  30. The terrestrial land surface in West Africa is made up of several types of savanna ecosystems differing in land use changes which modulate gas exchanges between their vegetation and the overlying atmosphere. T...

    Authors: Emmanuel Quansah, Matthias Mauder, Ahmed A Balogun, Leonard K Amekudzi, Luitpold Hingerl, Jan Bliefernicht and Harald Kunstmann

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:1

    Content type: Research

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  31. To implement the REDD+ mechanism (Reducing Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation, countries need to prioritize areas to combat future deforestation CO2 emissions, identify the drivers of deforestatio...

    Authors: Naikoa Aguilar-Amuchastegui, Juan Carlos Riveros and Jessica L Forrest

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:10

    Content type: Methodology

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  32. Land use and land cover change occurring in tropical forest landscapes contributes substantially to carbon emissions. Better insights into the spatial variation of aboveground biomass is therefore needed. By m...

    Authors: Carina Van der Laan, Pita A Verweij, Marcela J Quiñones and André P Faaij

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:8

    Content type: Research

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  33. The high spatio-temporal variability of aboveground biomass (AGB) in tropical forests is a large source of uncertainty in forest carbon stock estimation. Due to their spatial distribution and sampling intensit...

    Authors: Sienna Svob, J Pablo Arroyo-Mora and Margaret Kalacska

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:9

    Content type: Research

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  34. There is a need for new satellite remote sensing methods for monitoring tropical forest carbon stocks. Advanced RADAR instruments on board satellites can contribute with novel methods. RADARs can see through c...

    Authors: Svein Solberg, Erik Næsset, Terje Gobakken and Ole-Martin Bollandsås

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:5

    Content type: Research

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  35. For tropical forest carbon to be commoditized, a consistent, globally verifiable system for reporting and monitoring carbon stocks and emissions must be achieved. We call for a global airborne LiDAR campaign t...

    Authors: Joseph Mascaro, Gregory P Asner, Stuart Davies, Alex Dehgan and Sassan Saatchi

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:7

    Content type: Commentary

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  36. Forests store large amounts of carbon in forest biomass, and this carbon can be released to the atmosphere following forest disturbance or management. In the western US, forest fuel reduction treatments design...

    Authors: Katharine C Kelsey, Kallie L Barnes, Michael G Ryan and Jason C Neff

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:6

    Content type: Research

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  37. A large proportion of the tropical rain forests of central Africa undergo periodic selective logging for timber harvesting. The REDD+ mechanism could promote less intensive logging if revenue from the addition...

    Authors: Michel Ndjondo, Sylvie Gourlet-Fleury, Raphaël J Manlay, Nestor Laurier Engone Obiang, Alfred Ngomanda, Claudia Romero, Florian Claeys and Nicolas Picard

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:4

    Content type: Research

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  38. Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data may be a valuable component of a LIDAR-based carbon monitoring system, but integration of the two observation systems is not without challenges. To explore integration ...

    Authors: Kristofer D Johnson, Richard Birdsey, Andrew O Finley, Anu Swantaran, Ralph Dubayah, Craig Wayson and Rachel Riemann

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:3

    Content type: Research

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  39. The carbon stored in vegetation varies across tropical landscapes due to a complex mix of climatic and edaphic variables, as well as direct human interventions such as deforestation and forest degradation. Map...

    Authors: Simon Willcock, Oliver L Phillips, Philip J Platts, Andrew Balmford, Neil D Burgess, Jon C Lovett, Antje Ahrends, Julian Bayliss, Nike Doggart, Kathryn Doody, Eibleis Fanning, Jonathan MH Green, Jaclyn Hall, Kim L Howell, Rob Marchant, Andrew R Marshall…

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:2

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Carbon Balance and Management 2017 12:20

  40. Forest resources supply a wide range of environmental services like mitigation of increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). As climate is changing, forest managers have added pressure to obtain fo...

    Authors: Fabián B Gálvez, Andrew T Hudak, John C Byrne, Nicholas L Crookston and Robert F Keefe

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:1

    Content type: Research

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  41. The United Nation’s Program for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) aims to reduce the 20% contribution to global emissions of greenhouse gases from the forest sector, offering...

    Authors: Natasha S Ribeiro, Céu N Matos, Isabel R Moura, Robert A Washington-Allen and Ana I Ribeiro

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2013 8:11

    Content type: Research

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  42. Mapping the aboveground biomass of tropical forests is essential both for implementing conservation policy and reducing uncertainties in the global carbon cycle. Two medium resolution (500 m – 1000 m) pantropi...

    Authors: Edward TA Mitchard, Sassan S Saatchi, Alessandro Baccini, Gregory P Asner, Scott J Goetz, Nancy L Harris and Sandra Brown

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2013 8:10

    Content type: Research

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